Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau Hours:

Monday-Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm.  Closed Noon - 1 pm for lunch  

Office closed Friday, July 2nd, for Independence Day


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Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau
509 Front Street, Suite 1, Henry, IL 61537
mpfb@mchsi.com
Phone: 309-364-2501  Fax: 309-364-3658

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Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau News

2021 Nutrient Stewardship Field Day - Tuesday, July 6

Speakers at the July 2021 field day include Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau and Illinois Farm Bureau leadership as well as researchers from the University of Illinois and Illinois NRCS. RSVP by June 28 to attend. For specific information click here.

2021 Crops for College Scholarship Winners Announced

Brandon Collins is the son of Rachel and Tim Collins of Lacon. Brandon will graduate from Midland High School this spring. He plans to attend Michigan Technological University in the fall, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Agricultural Environmental Studies. 

Nicholas Mattern is the son of Margy and George Mattern of Magnolia. He will graduate from Putnam County High School this spring and plans to attend Illinois Central College in the fall and will be a part of the Diesel Technician Program.

The MPFB Young Leaders are pleased to provide these young men with scholarships to pursue careers in agriculture.

2021 Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Ryker Ewing, son of Alyssa and Sam Wier of Lacon. Ryker will graduate from Midland High School this spring. He plans to attend the University of Illinois in the fall, majoring in Agricultural Education.

Imagination Acres Returns to the Marshall Putnam Fair

Plans are underway for the Marshall Putnam Fair to be held July 14-19, 2021. Imagination Acres, sponsored by Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau, Marshall-Putnam Ag in the Classroom, and First State Bank-McNabb, will again be at the fair and will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for children's fun and activities. For a list of activities planned, click here.

Level 1 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection

To view a walk-around video of the Illinois State Police vehicle inspection, click here

Anhydrous Ammonia Training - Required

Farmers and farm operators who transport or apply anhydrous ammonia, or maintain anhydrous ammonia equipment, are now required to become certified through a new safety training requirement. Read more.

In-Person Anhydrous Ammonia Training Dates

The Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau will host anhydrous ammonia training on the following dates.  The sessions last approximately 75 minutes. Please RSVP in advance by emailing us at mpfb@mchsi.com or by phone at 309-364-2501. 
 
Monday, June 7 at 1:00 PM
Monday, August 9 at 1:00 PM

IDOT Online Certified Grower Training Available

Illinois growers and grower farm operators who transport or apply anhydrous ammonia, or otherwise maintain anhydrous ammonia equipment, are now required by state regulation (8 IAC 215) to complete certified grower training. Growers and grower farm operators have until April 1, 2022 to become certified. Read more.

Plat book price reduced to $25

The cost of the anniversary edition 2019 plat books for Marshall and Putnam counties has been reduced to $25. This special edition plat book features historical maps from 1911. Books can be purchased at the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau office, the Marshall and Putnam county courthouses, and the Soil and Water Conservation District office in Henry, Illinois.

2021 UCR registration now open

Registration for the 2021 UCR Registration year opened on October 1, 2020. Fees remained the same as they were for 2020 and can be found at plan.ucr.gov. Note: Registration for the 2019 registration year (except for state audit purposes) ended on September 20, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

IDOA to offer free recycling program for agrichemical containers

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is encouraging farmers and agrichemical facilities to save their empty agrichemical containers as they will once again be hosting free container recycling days throughout the State. Read more.

CFAP online application portal opens

Sole proprietors and single-member business entities may now apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal. Read more.

MP Farm Bureau family recognized in Farm Week

To read the article of Carla and Adam Schaer's expanding pumpkin farm, click here.  

Illinois Waterway consolidated lock closures

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has provided information on the river closures. Read more.